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A Summary Of The Literature On Shift-Share Analysis


  • Selting, Anne C.
  • Loveridge, Scott


Shift-share analysis is a method of decomposing regional income or employment growth patterns into expected (share) and differential (shift) components. Since its inception in the 1940s, over seventy academic contributions have criticized, defended, and extended the original concept. These contributions are summarized, and research needs for the future are identified.

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  • Selting, Anne C. & Loveridge, Scott, 1992. "A Summary Of The Literature On Shift-Share Analysis," Staff Papers 14086, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:umaesp:14086

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    1. Holden, Darryl R & Nairn, Alasdair G M & Swales, J K, 1989. "Shift-Share Analysis of Regional Growth and Policy: A Critique," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 51(1), pages 15-34, February.
    2. M.W. Danson & W.F. Lever & J.F. Malcolm, 1980. "The Inner City Employment Problem in Great Britain, 1952-76: a Shift-Share Approach," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 17(2), pages 193-209, June.
    3. F.J.B. Stilwell, 1969. "Regional Growth and Structural Adaptation," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 6(2), pages 162-178, June.
    4. Wayne C. Curtis, 1972. "Shift-Share Analysis as a Technique in Rural Development Research," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 54(2), pages 267-270.
    5. Grimes, Paul W. & Ray, Margaret A., 1988. "Right-to-Work Legislation and Employment Growth in the 1980s: A Shift-Share Analysis," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 18(2).
    6. Harris, Anthony H, et al, 1987. "Incoming Industry and Structural Change: Oil and the Aberdeen Economy," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 34(1), pages 69-90, February.
    7. A. P. Thirlwall, 1967. "A Measure Of The ‘Proper Distribution Of Industry’," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 19(1), pages 46-58.
    8. D R Holden & J K Swales & A G M Nairn, 1987. "The Repeated Application of Shift-Share: A Structural Explanation of Regional Growth?," Environment and Planning A, , vol. 19(9), pages 1233-1250, September.
    9. Lowell D. Ashby, 1970. "Changes in Regional Industrial Structure: a Comment," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 7(3), pages 298-304, October.
    10. Moore, Barry & Rhodes, John, 1973. "Evaluating the Effects of British Regional Economic Policy," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 83(329), pages 87-110, March.
    11. Klaassen, L. H. & Paelinck, J. H. P., 1972. "II. Asymmetry in shift- and share analysis," Regional and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 2(3), pages 256-261, October.
    12. Merrifield, John, 1983. "The Role of Shift Share in Regional Analysis," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 13(1).
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